Russ Meyer Net Worth
Russ Meyer made money by Directors niche. For all time, at the moment, 2016 year, Russ Meyer earned $75 Million. Exact sum is $75000000.
Short biography, height, weight, dates:
Birth date: March 21, 1922, San Leandro, California, United States
Death date: September 18, 2004, Hollywood Hills, California, United States
Birth place: Oakland, California, USA
Height:6 0? (1.85 m)
Profession: Director, Writer, Cinematographer
Spouse: Edy Williams (m. 1970Р 1975), Eve Meyer (m. 1952Р 1969), Betty Valdovinos (m. 1949Р 1950)
Parents: William Arthur Meyer, Lydia Lucinda Hauck
Books: A Clean Breast
Wikipedia Source: Russ Meyer
Russell Albion Russ Meyer was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, film editor, actor and photographer. Russ Meyer was born in San Leandro, California, the son of Lydia Lucinda and William Arthur Meyer, an Oakland police officer. His parents were both of German descent. Meyers parents divorced soon after he was born, and Meyer was to have virtually no contact with his father during his life. When he was 14 years old, his mother pawned her wedding ring in order to buy him an 8mm film camera. He made a number of amateur films at the age of 15, and served during World War II as a U.S. Army combat cameraman for the 166th Signal Photo Company. Even then he already demonstrated a corny directing style and included nudity, like in scenes of naked GIs bathing in the Rhine in March 1945. In the Army, Meyer forged his strongest friendships, and he would later ask many of his fellow combat cameramen to work on his films. Much of Meyers work during World War II can be seen in newsreels and in the film Patton. On his return to civilian life, he was unable to secure cinematography work in Hollywood due to a lack of industry connections. He made industrial films, freelanced as a still photographer for mainstream films, and became a well known glamour photographer whose work included some of the initial shoots for Hugh Hefners Playboy magazine. Meyer would go on to shoot three Playboy centerfolds during the magazines early years, one of his wife Eve Meyer in 1955. He also shot a pictorial of then-wife Edy Williams in March 1973.